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Old 10-14-2016, 10:57 PM   #1
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2017 f-250

Anyone bought and towed with the new F250 yet? Strongly considering for pulling my Heritage Glen 282RK
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Old 10-15-2016, 01:35 AM   #2
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Not me but I would do it myself, they should be a beast.
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Old 10-15-2016, 05:44 AM   #3
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I wish, bought a 2016 because they are clearing them out for the 2017's.

I was told there is no "significant" horsepower or torque difference between the two.

I do like the body changes for the 2017 but the price point is not worth it IMO.

Made one trip to the Portland area in September mileage was 11.8 @ 65-70 MPH.

Up and down the Blue Mountains was easy, plenty of power up and the engine brake worked as advertised so I am pleased.

One suggestion if I may, make the deal on a 350 rather than the 250.
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Old 10-15-2016, 07:53 AM   #4
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I am on the madian voyage with my 2016 F 350 replacing my 2015 F 250 ( long story but dealer made a mistake in engine service and bought it back).
I looked at the 2017 F 250 and the payload increase between the 2015 F 250 and 2017 F250 was only 200 lbs more for similar equipment. They did not have any 2017 F 350 to compare to yet.

My 2016 F 350 is Lariat, 4 by 4, FX4,crew, all fancy options, snow plow pkg (heavier springs)

I get 3450 lbs payload.Interesting to see the 2017 F 350 payload similar equipment.
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Old 10-15-2016, 08:26 AM   #5
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I've been waiting for someone to bring up this subject...HP on the 2017 6.7 diesel is up to 440 now, and the torque is up 65 lb-ft to 925. It has a larger water/air separater to increase time between drain internals and of course avoid rough running problems earlier models had.

I had heard about twin compressor wheels on the turbo output shaft, however the product information book only talks about a single compressor wheel with internal oil supply.

The exhaust brake is now configurable with the electronics display to be either manual or automatic and works seamlessly with the adaptive cruise control to maintain specified distances between a lead vehicle.

The camera technology is awesome with a total of seven available. Perfect for gooseneck and TT guys, not so handy for 5er types like me.

I know the responses will roll when I make this statement, but being from Tennessee I really want a 4x2, not 4 wheel drive. However, Houston we have a problem.......the 5th wheel prep kit with underbed rail (puck) system is not available on the 4x2 production line. What the heck!

A 176 inch wheelbase replaces the previous 172 longbed and fuel tank is now 48 gal on the longer truck.

And check this out, a 3 inch hitch receiver extending up under the frame with no need for a weight distribution hitch up to the rated capacity of the truck. What say ye now bowtie lovers! (Dodge & Nissan drivers not required to chime in)
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Old 10-15-2016, 09:55 AM   #6
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I get 3450 lbs payload.Interesting to see the 2017 F 350 payload similar equipment.
This is from the 2017 Superduty product information book...
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I've been waiting for someone to bring up this subject...HP on the 2017 6.7 diesel is up to 440 now, and the torque is up 65 lb-ft to 925. It has a larger water/air separater to increase time between drain internals and of course avoid rough running problems earlier models had.

I had heard about twin compressor wheels on the turbo output shaft, however the product information book only talks about a single compressor wheel with internal oil supply.

The exhaust brake is now configurable with the electronics display to be either manual or automatic and works seamlessly with the adaptive cruise control to maintain specified distances between a lead vehicle.

The camera technology is awesome with a total of seven available. Perfect for gooseneck and TT guys, not so handy for 5er types like me.

I know the responses will roll when I make this statement, but being from Tennessee I really want a 4x2, not 4 wheel drive. However, Houston we have a problem.......the 5th wheel prep kit with underbed rail (puck) system is not available on the 4x2 production line. What the heck!

A 176 inch wheelbase replaces the previous 172 longbed and fuel tank is now 48 gal on the longer truck.

And check this out, a 3 inch hitch receiver extending up under the frame with no need for a weight distribution hitch up to the rated capacity of the truck. What say ye now bowtie lovers! (Dodge & Nissan drivers not required to chime in)
The OP wanted someone with real life experience with a 17, not someone that has a 99 with a 7.3
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WDH

Was wondering about the "not needing a WDH" claim. Can't see pulling a 34' trailer without. Would be awesome if it works.
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Was wondering about the "not needing a WDH" claim. Can't see pulling a 34' trailer without. Would be awesome if it works.
Yes you can/could pull a 34 foot long trailer without a distro hitch, just post when and where you will be doing this so I may stay the heck off the road at that time.

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The OP wanted someone with real life experience with a 17, not someone that has a 99 with a 7.3
Sorry hoss, you won't find anyone with "experience" driving a 2017 Superduty yet. Gotta wait fer da factory to ship 'em out. I guess the comment about those "other" brands tripped yer trigger.
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